Summer season is here and we are all about fun in the sun! But even more than that, we’re all about keeping our skin healthy while we catch some rays. Gone are the days of rubbing yourself down in baby oil as you let your body bake in the sun (80’s to 90’s girls know exactly what we’re talking about). We know better now, but we still love a healthy glow in the summertime. Let us help you achieve a golden bronze in a healthy way this summer with this super simple tanning oil made with our beloved essential oils!
What you’ll need:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a 3 oz. glass spray bottle, shake, and apply to desired areas before heading out into the sun! The thing we love the most about this tanning oil is the fact that it offers natural sources of SPF without the added toxins you’ll find in most brands. Avocado oil offers around 10 SPF while Carrot Seed Essential Oil offers anywhere from 30-40 SPF. Pretty cool, right!
But what exactly does SPF mean anyway? It’s simply the sun protectant factor (SPF) that gives you a relative measurement for the amount of time your skin will be protected from the sun. On average, our skin is safe in the sun unprotected for around 10 minutes. Using an SPF of 30 means you have about 30 times that 10 minutes of protection, equaling 300 minutes, or 5 hours. So if you’re into doing the math, this DIY Tanning Oil will offer around 8 additional hours of natural sun protection, but we always advise you to listen to your own body and reapply or duck for cover anytime you feel your skin starting to get too much sun!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not to be used as a replacement for sunscreen, but rather as an enhancement to the sunscreen you’ve already applied.
As always, we’d love to hear what you think! Be sure to tag us over on Instagram @theoilerycollective when you get your glow on this summer season!